Client - Le Sutra - Ravana (Character)
The room ‘Ravana’ is a depiction of a benevolent ruler, a strategist and a powerful demonic king. Ravana, a Hindu legend, is the primary antagonist character of the great Indian epic –‘Ramayana’.
The epic mainly depicts Ravana as a powerful king of Sri Lanka with ten heads, a devout follower of Lord Shiva, a strategist of the appalling act of kidnapping Rama's wife Sita to claim vengeance on Rama and his brother Lakshmana.
On the other hand, a certain segment of Indian philosophers believe that Ravana and his ten heads depict his unmatched knowledge of the six Upanishads, four Vedas, ayurveda, political science and his ability to master the melodious Veena. The room is thus symbolic of both - wickedness as well as wisdom.
Art installations in the room
The witty and humorous headboard in the room is the artist’s imaginative approach of presenting the lost and found diary of Ravana. It is an illustration of Ravana’s thoughts, strategies and his scornful impressions of self, adversary and tact.
The painting depicts Ravana in his avatars as demon king and sage holding a Veena surrounded by the nine planets at Mount Kailash, the holiest peak in the Himalayas, showcasing his mastery of music and control over planetary effects.
The Ravana Chair:
The horns and scepter in the chair are a representation of Ravana as the notorious king of demons.
Veena leg of the table:
An abstracted artistic version of the Veena speaks of Ravana’s prowess over the musical ‘Veena’.
The door is designed with Ravana’s 20 eyes representing his ten heads which made him immensely sharp, intelligent and powerful.